Mustvee WaterMan project

03. July 2023

We have launched Mustvee WaterMan project for improvement of water infrastructure and local people water awareness
The main challenges, or the starting point for our project is seasonal water scarcity in local households and not good water quality /eutrophication issues of Lake Peipsi. The heat waves, increase of summer inhabitants and other factors lead to high summer water consumption and significant drop in water pressure in Mustvee town, which is why it is not possible to ensure proper drinking water for all residents with current water pumping system.

Thus, the water problems in Mustvee would be addressed through improved infrastructure (water pump station reconstruction, serving around 80% of inhabitants).  In addition we plan to install public drinking water taps which would be of help during heat wave especially to vulnerable groups, and also decrease possible plastic pollution.
 Another problem we address is Mustvee harbour  boat repair area, where oils spills can occur and  has potential risk to lake water pollution (especially during heavy rains). Here - oil trap system and rainwater infiltration area with planted trees and bushes would ease the problem.
 We also will work for increased awareness on water saving in households and gardening (articles in local newspaper, public info seminar for garden owners,  tree planting public event and Water quiz targeted to young people), which would have impact in wider level and bring changes in peoples behavior in long run.

The project is lead by Mustvee Haldus OÜ, Peipsi CTC is responsible for the public awareness activities.

Project is is implemented under the European Neighbourhood Instrument and co-financed by the European Union
Project budget is 296473,20  euros and programme co-financing is 266825,88 euro.

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